At the end of 2017, the Los Angeles County Department of Health reported a total number of 1,731 HIV infections, which was a drop from the 1,818 infections reported in 2013.
Syphilis infections were mostly reported in men with the rates nearly doubling over the last decade with a total 4,466 infection reported by the end of 2017 compared to only 338 infections in the female population. Additionally, there was a hike in the overall Syphilis infections in Los Angeles County from 2,510 at a rate of 25.0 in 2013 to 4,805 at a rate of 46.8 in 2017.
Chlamydia infections were rampant in the female population with an average rate of 37,733 infections reported. The overall rate of Chlamydia infections rose from 50,957 at a rate of 506.7 in 2013 to reach a high of 64,326 at a rate of 626.2 in 2017.
The Los Angeles County Department of Health is addressing the increase in the number of STD/HIV infections by distributing condoms and other sexual risk-reduction materials to the community.
There are several health care facilities in Lawndale city like Lawndale Urgent Care and Planned Parenthood – South Bay Health Center where residents may get STD/HIV services.
For more alternatives, you may also consider Centinela Medical Center or College Hospital Hawthorne.
You may access free STD testing offered in some of the medical clinics, but prescriptions for after test care may not always be provided if you are tested positive. Some of the services provided might also not be comprehensive.